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absolve
used in Atlas Shrugged

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to find someone blameless; or forgive; or relieve (of a requirement or obligation)
  • His wife, the Senora Gonzales, was a small, attractive woman, not as beautiful as she assumed, but enjoying the reputation of a beauty by means of a violent nervous energy and an odd manner of loose, warm, cynical self-assertiveness that seemed to promise anything and to absolve anyone.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (4% in)
  • But he raised his head to glance up at her face, and it seemed to her that the look she saw in his eyes was part-gratification, part-contempt-almost as if, by some unknown kind of sanction, she had absolved him and damned herself.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (35% in)

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